2005-04-29 / Sports

BCAC Parade Kicks Off Little League Season

The Broad Channel Athletic Club Jamaica Bay Little League will be hosting their 6th Annual Parade on Saturday, April 30, 2005. We will be meeting at the 17th Road Park in Broad Channel and Crossbay Blvd.  The parade will kick off at 10:00 a.m. followed by a short ceremony at the BCAC Memorial Field. This year the JBLL is dedicating the season to our Member of the Year, Patrick Minihane. Our club lost a very dedicated member this past year as Pat could always be found on the field. He coached softball, soccer and also helped build and maintain our fieldhouse. 

His family volunteered many hours to our club and Pat was always one of the first guys that would say he could do it even if it meant bringing his three children and his wife to the field. The nice thing is that Pat always made the work seem like fun. He never complained about any of it. He will truly be missed by all the members, and we honor Pat’s memory and all he meant to us.

Our Sponsor of the Year is Barbara Morris owner of West End Realty.  Barbara has always been a sponsor of our Little League since its incorporation. Barbara is always very generous to our organization. She never forgets the children. It is because of our sponsors that we are able to keep little league affordable for children to play ball. Without people like Barbara our field wouldn’t look as good as it does.  We are proud to honor West End Realty as our Sponsor of the year!! 

President Jimmy Trudden would like to thank all those who were involved this year is getting our little league up and running. It takes many, many hours to prepare for the season the paperwork, bookkeeping, scheduling, field work, uniforms, equipment, opening day etc. This year thanks to the hard work of Joel Miele, Karen Trudden, Robert Carricata, Dawn McIntyre, Margaret Wagner and John Bil, we are just about ready to PLAY BALL!!!

After our ceremony the day will continue with a day filled with baseball and softball. The JBLL picture day will be on June 6 and the time will be announced. Please visit our website at Broad channelac.com and the Little League schedules will be posted soon. See You All On The Field.......

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